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© Wan Smolbag
Contact details Wan Smolbag Theatre
PO BOX 1024, Tagabe
Port Vila
Tel. : +678 27119
Vanuatu
http://visit.wansmolbag.org/theatre/
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Drama is the core work of the Wan Smolbag Theatre. The core acting group of 16, tours the islands of Vanuatu and Melanesia, and also performs new full length plays every year, from May to the end of June, taking the major plays up to Luganville every second year. Their plays are performed to audiences of over 4000 every year. The audiences are often very young and include mothers, babies and infants who manage to sit through a full length play without causing major disruption… most of the time.

The group also tours the islands with short plays coupled with structured workshops facilitated by the actors, to inform, raise awareness and encourage public discussion on a range of health, lifestyle, environment and governance issues.

Over the years the group has performed over 200 plays and produced over 35 films and radio plays including a series called 'Famele blong Sera' which ran for 8 years and was aired in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.

Source: visit.wansmolbag.org

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